Lemon Meringue Cake


Lemon Meringue Cake

Lemon Meringue Cake
45 Min

If you're a fan of Lemon Meringue Pie, then you'll love our Lemon Meringue Cake recipe. Yes, we put a yummy, toasted meringue topping on a lemon sheet cake! It's a lemon dessert that's sure to impress everyone when you serve 'em a slice. 

What You'll Need

  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 1 (16.5-ounce) package lemon cake mix, batter prepared according to package directions
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 cup sugar

What to Do

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9- x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Stir lemon peel into cake batter then pour batter into prepared baking dish.
  3. Bake 35 to 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean.
  4. In a medium bowl, beat egg whites and cream of tartar until soft peaks form. Gradually beat in sugar until stiff peaks form. Spoon mixture over cake, spreading to completely cover cake. Form lots of peaks and valleys with a spatula to create a tempting-looking meringue.
  5. Bake 12 to 15 minutes, or until meringue is golden. Let cool, then slice and serve.


  • This Lemon Meringue Cake can also be made as two 9-inch round cakes. Just pour the batter into two cake pans, then spread the top of each with the egg-white mixture.
  • We love the bright flavor that lemon adds to cake. If you do too, then you have to check out our collection, 10 Sunny Lemon Cake Recipes!

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        For more to-die-for cake recipes, go to our collection page! 

Nutritional InformationShow More

Servings Per Recipe: 12

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Calories 283
  • Calories from Fat 98
  • Total Fat 11g 17 %
  • Saturated Fat 2.3g 11 %
  • Trans Fat 0.0g 0 %
  • Protein 3.9g 8 %
  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Cholesterol 50mg 17 %
  • Sodium 300mg 12 %
  • Total Carbohydrates 41g 14 %
  • Dietary Fiber 0.0g 0 %
  • Sugars 27g 0 %

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sounds good

Very good. My meringue did not come out right.however it was the time I've tried to make it.

Wondering if you could use a yellow cake mix and add real lemon? And if so, how would I go about it?

Hello! Yes, you can substitute the lemon cake mix with yellow cake mix and use 1/2 cup of lemon juice and 1/2 cup of water in place of the 1 cup of water. Enjoy!

Took this to a brunch and this was a big success, this don't over cook.

Made this cake and it was just a little dry. Next time I won't cook it as long since it will continue to cook when you put the meringue on it. But it was still very tasty, as are all the recipes I have tried from this site. Thanks, Mr. Food!!

suecaldwell2003 7838387, this Angel food /pineapple cake sounds good also. Do you make the angel food mix according to package directions plus the pineapple or just the dry mix & the pineapple ? Also should this be frosted or whip cream added when serving ? Thank you !

do I let the cake cool before puttin the meringue on it?

No, you do not have to let the cake cool before putting on the meringue, since it is going back in the oven anyway. Thank you!

einpas: no u do not grease the pan

cookingrammy: Do you grease the pan?

lawanda: recipe for angel food/pineapple cake. box of betty crocker (1 step) angelfood cake mix, 1-20oz can crushed pineapple (undrained). mix all for min or so till blended. bake 350 for 32 to 35 min in 9x12 pan.

I need recipe for the angel food cake baked withpineappl juice and pineapple from can

I box of angel food cake mix (not the fancy kind with the egg whites in a separate bag). Dump it in a bowl, mix in one 20-oz. can of crushed pineapple with the juice. Pour into greased 13x9" pan and bake at 325 about 30 minutes.

My niece loves lemon meringue, hope it's as good as pie.

Firechef 1 has some great hints that work well. Congratulations to ddeason for maintaining but coming from a family of diabetics every thing has some sugar in it. We like sweets along with everyone else. Simply have to use different ingredients. No controversy here!

I agree with lala194jan and cook for one! The recipes are for those who want to cook them. If they aren't appealing or sound too calorie incorrect, don't cook them, but at the same time why complain? On to the next recipe!!! Thanks for sharing I think I will try this for dessert Sunday!

Do we have to let the cake cool before topping with the meringue?

i think that the extra lemon zest gave this recipe that extra zing. the meringue gave it the extra light texture that it needed to make the recipe one that you can't just eat one piece of. my family says this will be a dessert for labor day and thanksgiving too!

Let me look at this about fats, sugar, sweets, calories, carbs and diabetic. Instead of vegetable oil you can use apple sauce, instead of sugar use a sweetener, instead of reg. milk you can use fat free milk, instead of eggs use egg sub. You can cut back on calories, carbs and sugar just have to look for it and ask people. Another thing too is just eat in moderations if you do not use other ingredients. I have and I lost 90 pounds in a year. Another thing you have to do is push your self away from the table, get off your tail and work out. You just might feel better if you do.

I never dreamed a food website could become so controversial! If you are a diabetic, stay away from sweets, period! If you are trying to lose weight, stay away from sweets, period! Take responsibility for your own life and quit depending on others to do it for you. I have mained the same weight for 45 years with just plain common sense. If it's a cake, it has calories and carbs!

it sounds heavenly! my husband loves lemon cake and this adds even more to love!

look up nutrtional calculator online and when you find one, use it. I belong to a food logging site where I log all my food and it has a nutritional calculator for recipes. It's free and a very good site called Nutrimirror.

For everyone concerned about nutritional content, figure out how what is in each ingredient and total them up. Then divide by the number of servings you have. It's not that hard. These are recipes sent in by viewers like you. They are not recipes made up by Mr. Food.

I agree, would love to have nutritional content of recipes, watching carb for Diabeties and fats for cancer recurrence.

To Lala1941jan: The reason people are concerned about the nutritional content of recipes is due to the fact that so many are diabetic and have other dietary concerns. Everyone should be aware of what is in the recipes they are eating. It is extremely important, and whoever isn't concerned needs to get their head out of the sand...

I repeat,,,, have an apple instead.

Could'nt agree with you more!

I love all the ideas but what would be so helpful is if I could get the calories, carbs and sugar content.

Really?? If you have to worry about all that, don't make it.

I too would like to see all the nutritional information with a recipe. That way, if you are watching a certain area of your eating, you would know just what portion size you can allow yourself for that day/meal. Please consider doing this. It would be so helpful. Thank you.

hi there, i love all of your receipes that you offer. there is only one thing that i would like you to offer. can you please give the calories, cholestoral, carbs and sugars and all of the other pertinent info that is needed to watch intake of the above mentioned. thank you for all your delicious receipes

Go to another food site. You will get what you want. Or do you just want to moan and groan on this site.

Cook for one' you are right on point!!


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